ABC Family wins 'The Hunger Games'; Serena Williams, Tricia Helfer land guest-starring roles

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hunger-games-effie-katniss.jpgA serving of bite-sized bits of TV news for your enjoyment:

-- ABC Family has won the reaping for "The Hunger Games" TV rights. The network will host the television premiere of the top-grossing movie and its first sequel all the way in 2014. [ ABC Family]

-- FOX will celebrate its 25th anniversary on Sunday, April 22 at 8 p.m. when it airs a star-studded special honoring its most memorable moments since the network's first broadcast on April 5, 1987. Stars from shows like "Ally McBeal," "Beverly Hills, 90210," "Married With Children," "The X-Files" and more will reunite for the occasion. [ FOX]

-- Michelle Borth is getting a promotion. The actress, who has been recurring on "Hawaii Five-0" as Steve McGarrett's girlfriend, has been upped to a series regular. Her Lt. Catherine Rollins will stick around full-time come fall. [ Deadline]

-- Tennis star Serena Williams will flex her acting muscles when she joins "Drop Dead Diva" for an episode. Creator Josh Berman wrote the role for Williams when he found out she was a fan of the show. She'll play a lawyer representing a woman (Brandy Norwood) in a custody battle against Jay Parker (Josh Stamberg). [ Entertainment Weekly]

-- Actresses Perrey Reeves and Aly Michalka will stop by "Breaking In" for the Christian Slater-starring sitcom's tribute to "Heathers." Reeves will play Megan Mullally's nemesis and Michalka will play Reeves' assistant, both named Heather, naturally. Mullally's character is named Veronica. Tony Hawk will also guest star. [ TV Guide]

-- Cheyenne Jackson is definitely heading back to "30 Rock" for the NBC sitcom's second live episode. The Broadway vet recurs as "TGS" cast member Danny. [ TVLine]

-- "Justified" star Margo Martindale will appear in the third episode of the new season of USA's "Suits." The Emmy winner will play a nurse representing a union threatening to strike against the hospital Harvey represents. [ Entertainment Weekly]

-- Geek goddess Tricia Helfer ( "Battlestar Galactica") will guest star in the season finale of "Criminal Minds" as a baddie of some sort. The two-hour episode will mark Prentiss' ( Paget Brewster's) final appearance on the CBS drama. [ TVLine]
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